December 24 (Christmas Eve)
11:00am - Sanctuary
1:00pm - Celebration Hall
2:30pm - Celebration Hall
4:00pm - Sanctuary & Celebration Hall
5:30pm - Sanctuary
**There will not be an 11pm Worship Service**
December 25 (Christmas Day)
10:30am - Sanctuary
Poinsettias and other floral arrangements help beautify the church during the Christmas season. If you would like to donate in loving memory or in honor of a loved one, your donation will help purchase flowers and other items to help decorate the worship spaces for the Christmas season. Please have your donation to the church office before Dec. 18th. Thank you!
Thank you for your new or continued generosity towards God’s mission at Sharon Lutheran Church.
IN-PERSON: drop in offering plate
TEXT TO GIVE: Just text to 73256, hit next, type (with no spaces) Sharon1720, hit send. You will receive a message to click the link to complete your gift to Sharon Lutheran Church.
MAIL A CHECK: 1720 S. 20th Street, Grand Forks, ND 58201
DIRECT GIVING: www.sharonlutheran.org/giving
Come join the Golden Age Club for a Holiday Potluck in Celebration Hall with special music by Garth Rydland. Bring a dish to share, and a wrapped, marked gift for the Northland Rescue Mission.
Wednesday church school kids will be packing BLIZZARD MEALS in January. Can you help us collect food items for our bags?
Cans of chicken or tuna
14-15oz cans of fruit
14-15oz cans of vegetables or vegetable soup
Packs of saltines or cheese/peanut butter crackers
Hot cocoa packets
Desserts—granola bars, pudding cups, packaged cookies
Products should not have an expiration date shorter than 6 months. Items can be dropped off in the container near the Education Office throughout December. Thank you in advance for your contribution!
Blizzard meals are intended to be shelf stable meals that Seniors can eat when there is an emergency such as weather or illness that would prevent them from going to a meal site or having meals delivered. They are sponsored by LSS Meals and Meals on Wheels, a joint partnership of the community and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.
FINANCIAL PEACE ANNOUNCEMENT
When we heard that nearly 7 out of 10 Americans live paycheck to paycheck, we just knew we had to do something.
That’s why we’re going to be offering Ramsey Solution’s Financial Peace University class here at the church starting January 7th.
It’s some of the most practical stuff out there and the most fun you’ll ever have learning about money. Each weekly session starts with Dave Ramsey teaching on video and is followed by a powerful small group discussion.
You’ll see that you are DEFINITELY not alone if you’re struggling in this area. And even if you’re one of the few who isn’t struggling, you’ll still benefit from this powerful material.
It teaches you how to apply biblical principles to the way you handle money and how to start truly managing all of the resources God has given you. This class breaks the process down into easy steps that will help no matter where you are. You’ve just got to take it!
We’re having a free class preview at 12:30 on January 7th at the church South Hall inside Door 2 and you don’t want to miss it.
If you want to get signed up now, just use the link or QR code below to buy your materials ($80 per family unit). We can’t wait to see you all there!
Come for the fun!
Come for the celebration!
Church School Program
Sunday, Dec. 17 @ 10:30 am
Wednesday, Dec. 20 @ 6 pm
"WELCOME TO BAPTISM ORIENTATION"
If you are planning a baptism in your family, plan to come to a one-hour orientation called “Welcome to Baptism” on Sunday, December 17th at 4:00pm in the church lounge. Please enter through door #1. To register for the class, please call the church office by Friday before the class at 772-3122. or email the church office at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or speak to one of the pastors. Sponsors are welcome too in addition to parents.
This year, we invite the congregation to make a difference in people's lives around the world by donating to God's Global Barnyard.
(1) Simply choose an ornament off the tree representing the gift you would like to give.
(2) Include your check payable to ELCA in the provided envelope and indicate which gift you are sponsoring.
(3) Turn into the church office and keep the ornament as a reminder of your generosity. Your donation supports long-term, sustainable solutions that keep on giving for years to come.
Sponsored by: Community Connections Team
Sharon Lutheran Giving Tree is back for 2023!
Once again this year we are adopting area families in need. Please stop by the tree in the Narthex and follow the directions you find there. Please do not wrap any of the items! Family names have been provided to us through Red River Valley Community Action and the Community Violence Intervention Center. Thank you in advance for your generosity to those in need. Please return Giving Tree gifts to the church office by December 13th Thank you!
Sharon Book Group
7pm in the Church Library
2023 & 2024
Title: Dusk, Night, and Dawn
By: Ann Lamott
Title: Klara and the Sun
By: Kazuo Ishiguro
Title: Silas Marner
By: George Eliot
Title: What We Leave Behind
By: Barb Solberg
Title: Grass of the Earth
By: Aagot Raaen
Title: Coyote Warrior
By: Paul Van Develder
Summer Read: September 17
Title: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
By: Stieg Larson
Please contact Rod Gigstad for more information @ email@example.com